The Festival brings the world to Auckland
Every year we stage over 180 public events, gathering together 170 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with over 28,000 Festival goers and up to 6,000 young people to celebrate the world of books and ideas.
For the past 15 years the Festival has enriched the culture of our city and established itself as a major Australasian festival, characterised not only by the calibre of our guest authors but also by the enthusiasm and engagement of our audience and the warmth and welcome provided by Auckland as our setting.
2017 Festival Breaks All RecordsNew Zealand’s largest literary Festival broke its own record this week, with 73,000 seats filled across six days of story and ideas delivered by inspirational local and international writers. Read more ›
New Zealand’s Largest Literary Festival Opens Tomorrow!The 17th Auckland Writers Festival opens tomorrow, in its most ambitious programme yet, which sees more than 40 international writers, historians, scientists, radicals and thinkers team with the world’s largest showcase of New Zealand literary talent in central Auckland until Sunday 21 May. Read more ›
DIRECTOR'S CUT: IDEAS FOR YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCEA SELECTION CURATED BY OUR FESTIVAL DIRECTOR Overwhelmed with choice? Here are some suggestions for making the most of your love for story… Read more ›